To stop the infection of Coronavirus, the government has decided to stop all trains in the country on 22 March. Railway has said in its order issued on 20 March that no passenger train will start its journey from any station from 21 midnight to 21 March at 10 am.
In his address to the nation, PM Modi has asked to observe Janata curfew on 22 March. According to the railway order, almost all trains will be stopped from 4 am to 10 pm on 22 March. While the service of the local train will also be reduced very little.
According to the railway order, “Not all trains that open from 21 March midnight till 10 pm on March 22 will run. However, passenger trains which have already opened from their original station will not be stopped. The responsibility of the railway zone is that he should take care that the trains which are running empty should be cancelled immediately. “
Local train services of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Secunderabad will also be reduced to a minimum so that only the much-needed travel can be done.
Food will not be possible on the train
- Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic, the Indian Railways Food and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has ordered the closure of food services in all mail, express trains from March 22 until further notice.
- IRCTC said in an order issued on Friday that it has decided to close all food plazas, mass diets and kitchens till further notice.
- According to the order, food supplies will continue in prepaid trains but the food services of Mail Express trains and Train Side Vending (TSV) trains should be discontinued.
It also said that only proprietary article depot (PAD) goods, tea and coffee can be allowed to be sold in trains if there is a demand for services rendered in trains.